UPDATE | Man accused of shooting and killing wife in nursing home parking lot indicted

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Man accused of shooting and killing his wife in a parking lot of an Augusta nursing home has been indicted.

According to court records, Richard Timmons Jr. has been indicted on murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime charges.

Timmons is accused of shooting and killing his wife in the parking lot of the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home in February.


Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Richard Timmons faced formal charged today. (Feb. 26).

Timmons was charged with murder and illegally possessing a firearm.
Due to his murder charge in combination with family violence, Timmons will be sent to superior court for a proper bond hearing.

At this time, Timmons awaits a date for that bond hearing.


Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
(News 12 at 11)

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Richard Timmons Jr. is back in Georgia tonight, facing murder charges. He's the man accused of killing his wife Jaz-na in the parking lot of the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home two weeks ago.

Jaz-na Timmons' funeral will be Saturday morning. Her wake was this evening where coworkers from the nursing home, extended family and friends showed up in the dozens. It as a painful walk up the front doors of Kinsey & Walton Funeral home for those saying their goodbyes.

"I feel like this is a hard for us," Jaz-na's co-worker Kay Roland said. "I came out to support the family and show some respect and some support for them."

Her children stood outside of the building as people came up to greet them.They all plan to pull through, taking one day at a time.

Jaz-na's body sits inside the funeral home, awaiting Saturday's burial. Meanwhile, Richard Timmons Jr. sits inside of the richmond county jail, awaiting trial.

His arrest- brings some closure to the killing that happened two weeks ago but the pain is still fresh.

"I think everyone should keep this family lifted up in prayer continue to pray for this family and strengthen them..this is not something you just come back from after one day just because they funeralized their loved one." Roland added "its going to take time, prayer, comfort and strength."

A husband, and father on the run. Accused of shooting his wife in the parking lot outside the place she worked as a nurse.
Six days later US Marshalls found him in an Fort Worth,Texas airport.
All this--- while his family grieves.

"We will miss Jaz-na. she will always be in our hearts and we are praying for her family for the healing process."

A healing process that's just beginning for this family.

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Investigators have returned Richard Timmons Jr. to Richmond County. Timmons is the man accused of shooting and killing his wife a couple of weeks ago in a parking lot.

This is a developing story.



Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

TARRANT COUNTY, Texas (WRDW/WAGT) -- Investigators in Richmond County have ten days to pick up Richard Timmons Jr. who is currently being held in Texas.

According to a spokesperson from the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office, they have no charges against Timmons and are only holding him on the warrant out of Richmond County. Richmond County has confirmed the warrant and it is up to them to pick him up.

Timmons is accused of shooting his wife Jaz-na in the parking lot of the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home in Augusta last Friday.



Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
(News 12 at 6 O’Clock / NBC 26 News at 7)

DALLAS-FORT WORTH, Texas (WRDW/WAGT) – Richard Timmons, Jr. was arrested Thursday morning at an airport in Texas. He is accused of shooting his wife Jaz-na in the parking lot of the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home in Augusta last Friday.

“That he managed to get that far away…”

Investigators were able to capture Richard Timmons with the help of the U.S. Marshals Service.

A U.S. Marshal tells News 12 NBC 26 they got a tip Wednesday that Timmons would be boarding a plane at DFW airport the next day.

Early Thursday morning, Marshals arrested Timmons as he arrived at the airport.

A sigh of relief for workers more than 900 miles away on the Augusta University Medical Campus.

“I was like they need to catch him fast because this person lost their life, you know?”

Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office has Timmons in custody until he’s extradited back to Richmond County where he’ll face charges for the murder of his wife of ten years, Jaz-na.

"My heart goes out to them because now they don't have a mother and a father. Who is going to take care of these kids? "

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says his capture is thanks to the U.S. Marshal Service.



Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

12:24pm

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Law enforcement in Texas have arrested a man wanted for the shooting death of his wife in the parking lot of the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home last Friday.

Richard Timmons Jr. is currently booked at the Tarrant County Jail.

Richmond County deputies say Timmons was taken into custody with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service. Law enforcement say he was arrested without incident earlier this morning at an airport in Ft. Worth.

Timmons is facing murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime charges.

More details to come.


Friday, Feb. 9, 2018

6:00 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Richmond County Sheriff's Officer has active warrants for the husband, Richard Lyle Timmons Jr. in connection with the shooting death of a woman at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home.

He is described as being approximately 5'10 with a medium build and with short twists in his hair.

Timmons was last seen in a 2010 White Chevrolet Traverse with GA tag# VFM 202.


2:27 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Richmond County Coroner's Office has identified the victim as Jaz-na Outlaw-Timmons, 34, of Augusta. They say Timmons was shot at least one time and died at the scene, she was pronounced dead at 11:30 a.m.

Timmons' body will be taken to the GBI Crime Lab in Decatur for an autopsy. The Sheriff's Office and Coroner's Office are continuing their investigation.

Details about the suspect in the shooting have not been released at this time. University officials say Timmons was an employee at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home, and the shooting was a domestic violence-related incident.



1:57 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The female victim in a shooting in the parking lot at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home has been identified as an Augusta University employee, according to the school.

University officials say that the shooting was a "domestic violence-targeted attack."

The employee worked at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home, which is owned by AUHealth but operated independently. Officials say nobody inside the home was ever at risk in the shooting.

Investigators from AU's Police Department, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, the Augusta Fire Department, and Gold Cross EMS responded around 11:20 a.m. to the scene of the shooting at 1101 15th Street.

According to AU police, all employees and residents of Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home have been accounted for. However, out of an abundance of caution, there remains a heightened police presence.

Augusta University Medical Center and Augusta University are open and operating as normal, because the incident is believed to be domestic. Nobody at any of the AU facilities are believed to be at risk.

“We are shocked and saddened at this terrible act of violence. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family at this time of great loss,” said Augusta University President Brooks Keel. “Members of our chaplain’s office and our counseling service will be available for staff and patients in the aftermath of this incident.”

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency for the investigation and will be in charge of releasing any additional information.




AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/ WAGT) -- Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen confirms one person is dead after a shooting at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home at 1101 15th Street in Augusta. The call came in a little before 11:30 a.m. as reports of an "active shooter." Dispatch confirmed one person had been shot in the parking lot.

Investigators now say it is a domestic situation, and they no longer consider it an active shooter situation. The victim's information isn't being disclosed until next of kin is notified.

The following Richmond County schools were on lockdown as deputies searched for a suspect: Josey, Technical Career Magnet School, Academy of Richmond County, Performance Learning Center at Tubman, Laney High School, CT Walker, AR Johnson, and Butler High School.

As of 1:40 p.m. all of the above schools with the exception of Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School resumed normal operations. RCTCM is still on lockdown at this time.

Stay with News 12 for updates to this developing story.


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